CINCINNATI -- As manager Dusty Baker indicated a day earlier, center fielder Drew Stubbs was given a rest from the starting lineup on Sunday. Chris Heisey started in Stubbs' place for the finale with the Cardinals.
Stubbs, who came in hitting only .227 this season with 14 home runs and 39 RBIs, struck out in seven consecutive at-bats on Friday and Saturday. He had four strikeouts Saturday until he snapped a 0-for-12 skid with an eighth-inning single.
"It sort of tears your heart out to see it," Baker said. "You know how much he wants it and how hard he's trying. It makes it worse when it's here at home. That's part of the deal."